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Total country population 9,400,000
Core Jewish population 7,200
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.77
Population with a Jewish parent 17,000
Enlarged Jewish population 25,000
Law of Return Jewish population 33,000


Press articles about Belarus

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Belarus Jewish community holds memorial for Kirk Douglas, its most famous descendant Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:10 February 2020
Belarus: Comprehensive survey of Jewish cemeteries announced Publication:Jewish Heritage Europe
Date:26 June 2017
Belarusians honoured by Yad Vashem for saving Jews during the Second World War Publication:European Jewish Congress
Date:29 November 2017
Creating local programming, Russian-speaking Jews bolster unique Jewish identity Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:6 January 2021
Holocaust rescuer Chinue Sugihara’s son helps honor his deeds in Belarus Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:3 May 2019
In Belarus, Marc Chagall’s synagogue is for sale to anyone willing to restore it Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:29 January 2021
In Eastern Europe, historic synagogues are sold for the price of a used car Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:5 March 2021